Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.

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Hi , I want to change my PC name but not able, because of some group policies,so I removed the pc from domain and changed the name and restarted after that I am not able to login with local administrator account.how to login to my PC now ?
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I have a laptop Sony Vaio Model SVF152C29M (Product Name: SVF1521B4E) as described here:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29127197/Sony-Vaio-Notebook-SVF152C29M.html
There is Windows 8.1 64bit installed on it.
I start it up, it works normal and after a while, random time, but within minutes, max. 30 min, the keyboard is frozen. I cannot type anything. All the keys are out of functionality.
The mouse pad and the buttons of the mouse pad work without problems.
If I reboot the laptop, then everything is fine again.
If I sign out (log out) from Windows and log in again, then also the keyboard works fine.
For the moment I use the sign out method of reset the keyboard, because is faster than reboot method.
The logout/login takes less than 30s.
Now I have to do that regularly, each 30-60min.
I suppose there is not a hardware problem, but I need your confirmation too.
I expect is a software/driver problem, a clash within Windows registry related with keyboard driver.
I have tried all kind of tricks to make it run, but seems hopeless, including: delete keyboard from Device Manager or tried to update the driver (that takes infinite long and nothing happens) or Windows Repair install. I also used some software to see the keyboard virtual on the screen and check if no key is stuck somehow, pressed down, but all the keys seem to work fine.  Nothing helped.
I did not reinstall the Windows from scratch. Maybe that would help, in case is not a hardware problem, but I …
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Daily right lower corner is a notification window.  ManyCam is loaded on this system and I do not want to remove it but I'd like to stop getting the notifications for this specific device,
The same message appears daily.
I click dismiss and it's back the next day.

I do want to keep getting notifications so as to know of any vital ones. Thanks.
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How to remove the search window from the lower task bar. Windows 8 laptop.b
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Hi

We have problems with Microsoft Definition Updates on Windows 7 Clients. According to Woody there is a problem:
https://www.askwoody.com/2019/windows-defender-security-definition-problems/ 

Error 1
Error 2
All physical devices are affected. Are you also affected? Are there any workarounds?

Thanks
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We have a number of ruggedized tablets used by workers in the field. They are basically Windows 8 machines, with no keyboard, and a tough case.

Each tablet has a SIM card and makes a 4G connection via a local Telco. We have a Cisco AnyConnect VPN set up, which creates a tunnel over the 4G connection, into our head office. It is terminated on a Cisco ASA-5508x firewall, running FDM 6.2.2.1.

Users on the tablet primarily run in-house software, but occasionally need to fire up a web browser. The VPN is configured to route ALL outbound traffic over the VPN to head office, internet access is filtered for "non-business" sites, and malware via the ASA-5508x.

This is mostly working, with one small issue. If users disconnect the VPN, they are free to browse the 'net wherever they like. Under this situation, we do not want web browsing to work at all; we want tablet users to only be able to access the 'net via the VPN and ASA-5508x.

The machines are all domain members, the DC is running server 2008R2.

Any ideas on how to somehow "break" web browsing directly across the 4G connection?
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hello,
is there any open source or free anti ransomware for windows server and windows 10,8,7 ?
thanks.
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I have recently (first time in 5 years) had two clients using my Access 2002 app with data on the server report that they have had all users thrown out of the app with link problems to data. Is anyone aware of an update that may have caused a temporary blip both clients mainly on windows 10 (most common problems) and some windows 8
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Hi

We have given an order to a small Client OEM System Builder to create 25 Clients with the same Image. They are new and have less experience.
I knew it is possible to create such an Image for Windows 7 as I worked for an OEM System Builder. Is it still possible to do this with a Windows 10 Build 1809 OEM? What we need is just to get a new SID and change the Computer name after each restore.

Thanks for helping me
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I have several computers that are i3-3220's HP's and they all have the WIndows 8 Pro sticker on them. Some of them are activating with Windows 10 when I apply our Windows 10 image to them and some aren't.
For those that are activating, are they good from now on? Meaning, will I need to buy a license for them or has Microsoft given that digital ID the green light forever?
The activation screen reads, 'Windows is activated with a digital license".

Thank you,
`John
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I setup several Restore points in Windows8 in case i can restore back to that point. but after many days, i do not know why it disappear. and i only can see Restore points that the system created automatically. Anyone have idea for this? Thank you
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I have received a used multi-function printer DCP-9055CDN and does not print.
I need your help for troubleshooting.
The printer has enough tonner and the belt unit is till to 16% of life, has around 25000 pages printed in total since was bought/used 1st time, some tonners are close to the end of life, but can
 still be used.
The local copy function (scan + print) works for black & white and color as well.
The local scan to PC works and I can receive pictures in PC when is connected via USB cable. I did not try yet via LAN cable.
The printer is connected to PC via USB and I have tried also via LAN cable connected to my home wireless router and then I can see then printer wireless.
A simple print of a Test page does not work.
I use Win 8.1 64bit.
I have installed and reinstalled several times the driver and afferent Brother software several times:
https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadtop.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as
https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=hk&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&os=135&mid=true 
I have tried the troubleshooting recommendations:
https://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&faqid=faq00002706_000#step1
https://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=dcp9055cdn_eu_as&ftype3=1972&faqid=faq00002656_001

After I try print Test Page, the LED Data is flashing for long/indefinite time, but the printer never prints.
I looked also at next recommendations and still …
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I am currently finalizing some touch ups of an HP Pavilion which was just recently upgraded to Windows 8.1.   Thus far, I am very pleased with the progress, but, there is just one more thing I wish to resolve which brings me to the point of this opening post.  Basically, there are two account administrators, namely, the owner and me.  That said, I am wondering how I can customize this HP Pavilion through Windows 8.1 to boot each time to the owner's name instead of that of my own.  

             Thanks so much in advance for any attention and feedback given to this question.

             George
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Hello Everyone,

              Within Windows 8, I did notice that the Start button which normally appears on the lower left hand corner is not present within the classic desktop.  That said, could someone provide the necessary steps for having it to reappear?

               Thank you

               George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

             I am wondering how I can alternate from the classic to metro desktop environment within Windows 8 and vice versa.  

             Thank you

             George
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

            Following some extensive troubleshooting, I am now able to fully access my friend's Windows 8 desktop.    At this point, I am wondering if there is a way I can configure Windows 8 so it will by pass the username and password requirement and go straight into the desktop environment.  At the moment, there is a screen with an email address, personally set up, along with a box requiring a password.  Once the password is entered, the HP Pavilion laptop takes me straight to the Windows 8 desktop environment.  Basically, I want to eliminate the login requirement and go straight to the desktop.  

             Any help regarding this question will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

             George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            As an option of resolving an issue, I am seriously considering carrying out a wipe and reload of an HP Pavilion currently running Windows 8 which brings me to this upcoming question.   Is it possible that I can create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10 on it?  If so, could someone provide the necessary instructions for achieving this goal?

             Thank you so much.

             George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am wondering if it is possible to carry out a restore with an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.0 by merely using a single or combination of keys at boot up.  If I am not mistaken, I believe a similar procedure can be done with a Dell setup, but, I might be mistaken.

         Thank you.

         George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           This upcoming question is going to be a bit complicated and does not seem to have a simple solution despite my efforts to help my friend today and some of tonight.  Before I get straight to the question, I need to introduce some history so everyone understands clearly the complexity of the concern.  Well, here it goes.  Basically, my friend has forgotten her password to access the Windows 8 desktop environment within her HP Pavilion laptop.  Normally, resetting the password would not be a problem because of a reset code which can be sent to her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account from Microsoft.  Now, here is where it gets really tricky.  My friend has not used her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account in a very long time.  In fact, they are both invalid because she does not know the password for her bellsouth.net email account in addition to the last four digits of the phone number given is no longer in existence.  Given these rather difficult limitations, I found through some research that I could go to https://account.live.com/acsr?uaid=7b5d845b89e400005c865d7be489d401 as an option to recover a forgotten login password which was met with further obstacles.  Basically, I entered the old bellsouth.net email address for her Microsoft account and used my personal email address to obtain a code as an attempt to at least get the ball rolling.  At any rate, Microsoft sent …
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Hello and Afternoon  Morning Everyone,

              I almost feel silly having to ask this upcoming question, but, I am really stuck on this technical issue.  Basically, I can not figure out how to shut down an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.  At the sign on screen, I only see two icons in the lower right-hand corner, namely, a wireless icon and an ease of access icon.  On the left- hand side, there is the date and time, but, nothing else.  Should I see an icon somewhere to shut down or power off the Windows 8.0 operating system?   Of course, I can merely press and hold down the power button until it shuts off too.  However, I thought it would be safer with respect to potential data damage to any system files to simply shut down the laptop through Windows 8.0.

              In closing, thank you in advance for any attention and suggestions given in reply to this concern.  I look forward to receiving everyone's feedback.

              Thank you

              George
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I want to write a group policy that keep the screen saver setting to (None) and wait time is 15 mins for all of our Win 8.1 and Win 10 clients. I want the screen saver to be greyed out so that users cannot change the screen saver and also wait time. All of our machines are domain joined.
These https://prajwaldesai.com/lock-computers-in-domain-via-group-policy/ settings are obsolete when i was about to configure in GPO.
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I'm pushing a 'scheduled task' to all computers via group policy.  I want the task to run as whoever is logged on to the computer.  
I selected 'Run only when user is logged on', so I thought that meant run as whoever is logged on.
Is there anyway I can run the task as the logged on user?  I know I can specify the user account in the task, but different people will be logged on at different times.
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I created a memorial slideshow and converted to a .wmv in win 8.1 but do not know how to make the command to make it autoplay copies for relatives.
I can not add File as too large.
This is a timely issue as the memorial is coming up soon.
Thank you,
Terry
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Client running Windows 8 all Patches applied

Using Office 2016 all patches applied

has Two emails one named joe@joesweb.com  and  joe@joeshome.com

the Email joe@joesweb.com is his main Email

When he attempts to send an email from his joeshome.com account, outlook changes the send from to the joesweb.com account and I get a copy

sent to my inbox with the joesweb as the sender?????  Wierd

the only way I can successfully send an email from joeshome.com account and it does not change nor do i receive a copy to my inbox is by disabling all rules and sending the email by putting the address in the BCC Line.   both to and CC: are blank

How can I fix....  All Rules have nothing to do with sending????

Cjoego
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I receive an "access denied" message when trying to connect to Vmware vdisk on a Windows 8 machine.  If I disconnect the vdisk and reconnect to a different vm it is accessible.  I have tried to take ownership of the drive but that did not help.  I have no idea what changed to cause this error.  How do I fix this so the data on the vdisk is readable with this OS?
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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.